If you’re suffering from back and neck pain, Dr. Paul Kang at Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers in Fort Lee, NJ, Valley Stream, NY, and Toronto, ON offers spinal decompression and other natural, effective methods to help.
Battling Back Pain With Spinal Decompression
Of the many potential causes of back pain, compression is one of the most common. Compression can be a good thing, like when you’re trying to send a large file or you need to pack a lot of things for a trip. When it comes to your spine, though, it can be an issue.
Imagine that you are using vacuum-sealed bags to store winter clothing. As you pull the air out of the bag, your items get smaller and smaller. It’s a great space-saving technique, but have you ever paid attention to how the items compress together? Typically, they become a tightly-squeezed mess, with items pressing together.
Now, imagine that happening to your spinal column. Throughout the day, sitting, poor posture, overuse, and other tasks act like a vacuum to pull all the components of your spinal column tightly together.
As this occurs, the various components get pressed too much. For example, the discs can become so constricted that they herniate, causing the inner filling to spill over onto surrounding nerves. Such constriction and related issues can cause a great deal of pain and suffering.
How Spinal Decompression Works
Spinal decompression is a method through which constriction on the spinal column is released. Think about vacuum-sealed bags again. When you open them, you’ll notice that your items – for lack of a better word – breathe. They plump back up and become usable again.
Decompression therapy with Dr. Kang at Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers in Fort Lee, NJ, Valley Stream, NY, and Toronto, ON acts similarly. You are attached to a harness and lie on a segmented table. The table moves your body to slowly stretch the spinal column. This allows your spine to “breathe” again. It relieves the pressure on the discs and other components while pulling oxygen and other nutrients in.
Don’t let back or neck pain keep you down. Schedule a spinal decompression appointment with Dr. Kang at Advanced Chiropractic & Scoliosis Centers today. You can reach our Fort Lee, NJ office at (201) 585-5045, our Valley Stream, NY office at (516) 400-9366, or our Toronto, ON office at (647) 347-7125.